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In-Store Last-Minute Holiday Gifts for Everyone on Your "Almost Forgot" List

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By Martin Schneider, dealnews contributor

We know, you're an Internet maven. You pride yourself on your navigating skills and your e-shopping acumen. That's why you're at dealnews (and that's why we love you). But now that we've passed the date of safe Christmas shipping for most stores, you may find it necessary to get out of the house and go to a retail store — those are places where people traditionally interact with other humans while shopping. So today we've rounded up a few excellent deals that are available to be picked up in-store. This one goes out to the sleepyheads out there who are just realizing that they have some emergency gift shopping in their future.

  1. Porter-Cable 18-Volt 4-Tool Cordless Combo Kit
    Store: Lowe's
    Price: $129
    Lowest By: $25
    Expires: December 30


    Is It Worth It?: We're a bit addicted to Ikea, because every few months we assemble a Billy bookcase, and for 10 minutes, we get that feeling of rugged accomplishment. We don't even need the shelves anymore, we just crave that aura of manly usefulness. You can get that exact same feeling simply by owning this Porter-Cable 18-Volt 4-Tool Cordless Combo Kit at Lowe's. It includes a drill driver, circular saw, reciprocating saw, flashlight, NiCad battery packs, and fast charger. After you get this, the next time you encounter one of Ikea's flimsy Allen wrenches, you will snicker in confident superiority.

  2. Sony PlayStation 24" 1080p 3D LED LCD Display Bundle
    Store: Best Buy
    Price: $299.99
    Lowest By: $200

    Is It Worth It?: Best Buy is offering a remarkable bargain on this fantastic Sony PlayStation 24" 1080p 3D LED-Backlit LCD Monitor Bundle. This all-in-one purchase will delight your favorite gamer as it includes a 24" LED-backlit display, MotorStorm: Apocalypse (GameSpot rating: 8.5), 3D glasses, and one HDMI cable. Buy this bundle online by 3 pm local time on December 24, and head to Best Buy to pick it up before Christmas.

  3. Customized 11x14" or 12x12" Faux Canvas
    Store: Walmart
    Price: $9.96 via $10 off printable coupon
    Lowest By: $10
    Expires: December 31


    Is It Worth It?: We feel that this name, "Faux Canvas," does this fine product an injustice. It's not a "faux" anything — it's a real and elegant way to display your favorite family photos. Your photo print is wrapped around a lightweight 1.5" cardboard frame for that unique "gallery-wrapped" look, which we find has a certain panache when tastefully arranged. Choose to order this product online, but pay in-store (and use that $10 off printable coupon) and you'll still receive same-day service.

  4. Keurig B31 MINI Plus Personal Coffee Brewer
    Store: Lowe's
    Price: $79.99
    Lowest By: $20

    Is It Worth It?: There was a time when a self-respecting lord could expect a servant to brew his coffee for him. Well, those days are long past, but we find the Keurig B31 MINI Plus Personal Coffee Brewer in Black (pictured) or in Red or Silver to be a more than adequate substitute for Mr. Belvedere until those days return. It's a capsule system that makes one cup at a time with a minimum of fuss. Features include brew sizes ranging from 6 oz. to 10 oz., auto-off, removable drip tray, and more. 


  5. Skylanders Spyro's Adventure Starter Pack for Nintendo 3DS bundled with One Extra Nintendo 3DS Game
    Store: Toys "R" Us
    Price: $69.99
    Lowest By: At least $5

    Is It Worth It?: Here's an affordable way to keep the kids entertained for hours. Pick up the Skylanders Spyro's Adventure Starter Pack for Nintendo 3DS, and you'll receive a free Nintendo 3DS video game of your choice — or most likely little Bobby's. Choose from titles such as Mario 3D Land, Mario Kart 7, Cooking Mama 4: Kitchen Magic, Rabbids Travel in Time 3D, and more. Orders by 2 pm ET on December 24 and head to your local Toys "R" Us for free in-store pickup before Christmas. 


    Front page photo credit: KidTimes

Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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hutuka
Made me LOL, thanks dealnews ;)
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